One of the event releases of the year so far... Italian pianist Giovanni Guidi’s elegant trio with bassist Thomas Morgan and drummer João Lobo goes further to expand to a quintet on some tracks. The album includes a tribute to the much missed Tomasz Stańko. Look for the album on 22 March.
The London label Gearbox is releasing the EP I Am Chiminyo on 29 March. The drummer percussionist Chiminyo, Tim to his mum, fuses jazz, drum and bass, and electronic dance music. Each of the three tracks is performed on live drums, which then trigger synth sounds but there are no loops or backing tracks.